Melissa Wdowik Colorado State University Assistant Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition As a registered dietitian for over 20 years, I have a wealth of practical experience in clinical, community, and sports nutrition with audiences of all backgrounds and ages. This has given me skills as a practitioner that allows me to both teach and mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It also allows me to

Rob Edinburgh University of Bath PhD Candidate, Health I have just finished a PhD in the Department for Health at the University of Bath. My PhD research aimed to understand how simply changing the timing of our meals in relation to when we exercise (i.e. whether we exercise before or after eating breakfast) can alter the health benefits gained from exercise training. My research may help to explain why some people

Juan Ignacio Pérez Iglesias Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea Professor of Physiology Juan Ignacio Pérez Iglesias is a biologist and professor of Physiology at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He heads the Chair of Scientific Culture at his university. He is a member of Jakiunde, the Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters of the University of Basque Country, the Scientific and Technological Council of the

Peter Johnson Orc International Financial Services Divisional Manager Pete is an experienced Research Director at ORC International with skills in managing qualitative and quantitative research programmes from inception through to insight delivery. He has 18 years of agency experience in delivering research for financial services sector clients and cares deeply about delivering robust research results that are engaging and can be used to drive change in an organization.

Dariush Mozaffarian @Dmozaffarian Tufts University Dean, cardiologist, professor Dariush Mozaffarian is Dean of the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, and the Jean Mayer Chair and Professor of Nutrition. The only graduate school of nutrition in North America, the Friedman School produces trusted science and real-world impact in nutrition. A board-certified cardiologist and epidemiologist, Dr. Mozaffarian’s research focuses on how diet and lifestyle influence cardiometabolic health and

Neeraj Sood University of Southern California Professor of Public Policy Neeraj Sood, PhD, is professor and vice dean for research at the USC Price School of Public Policy and a founding member the USC Schaeffer Center. His research focuses on pharmaceutical markets, health insurance, economics of innovation, Medicare and global health. He has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals in economics, medicine, and policy, including JAMA, Quarterly Journal

Chris Rofe Lockton Senior Vice President Benefits Chris is one of the founders and leadership Executives of the Benefits practice in the UK. He has been working in the health and risk market as a provider or consultant for 27 years. Chris’ early career was spent in customer service and he remains passionate about providing the best possible service delivery for his clients. Chris has additionally held roles in

Jon Green Lockton Senior Vice President Benefits Jon Green previously led the operational management at Buck Consultants and a number of their key consulting relationships. Jon has a broad experience in the health and productivity sector, with expertise developed over a period of 20+ years across insurance, reinsurance and consultancy roles. Jon’s insight, gained across three industry sectors, has given him a determination to simplify customer solutions and help

Mike Tyler Lockton Partner – Head of Benefits Benefits Mike Tyler is Head of Lockton International Benefits and Chair of the Global Benefits Leadership Group. He has been in the financial services and pensions business for over 30 years holding senior positions in the industry including Chief Operating Officer with Mercer where he also set up their employee health and group risk business from scratch. More recently he was

Allison Kurti University of Vermont Assistant Professor of Psychiatry My research interests include behavioral pharmacology, behavioral economics, and the development of behavioral interventions to improve health. I am also interested in leveraging technological advancements in developing health interventions to increase their attractiveness and their reach. At present, I am conducting a study to examine the feasibility, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of a financial incentives intervention to reduce cigarette smoking during

Lynn Carbo GTN Atlantic Director Lynn currently serves as Director for the GTN Atlantic region and has over 20 years of experience in expatriate and individual taxation. Lynn began her career in expatriate taxation with two of the big 4 accounting firms, until she took a position with GTN in 2009. Lynn is based in GTN’s Pennsylvania office and in addition to consulting with companies on equity compensation

Aatur Singhi University of Pittsburgh Professor of Anatomy and Pathology Dr. Singhi is a surgical pathologist with subspecialty training in gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreatobiliary pathology. His diagnostic expertise includes both neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the gastrointestinal system, liver, biliary tract, pancreas and peritoneum. Dr. Singhi’s current research focus is primarily translational in the area of gastrointestinal, pancreatic, hepatobiliary and peritoneal pathology, and can be summarized in the following

Renata Micha Tufts University Associate research professor Dr. Micha is an Associate Research Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She is trained as a clinical dietitian, public health nutritionist, and epidemiologist and has expertise in nutritional and chronic disease epidemiology – mainly diet assessment and modeling of impacts on cardiometabolic health – and in nutrition/ health policy. Dr. Micha has particular interest and experience in

Jerold Mande Tufts University Professor of Nutrition Jerold R. Mande is Professor of the Practice, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and a Senior Fellow, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University. Mande joined the Tufts faculty in May 2017. You can learn more about his current work and distinguished federal career at

Blair H. Smith @blairhsmith University of Dundee Head of Population Health Sciences Division, Professor of Population Science Blair is an academic general practitioner, currently also practising clinically as a Consultant in Pain Medicine, Ninewells Hospital. Graduating at the Universities of Glasgow (MBChB, 1987) and Aberdeen (MEd Distinction 1998; MD 2000), he held an NHS Primary Care Career Scientist Award (2000 to 2005) and was Professor Primary Care Medicine at the University of Aberdeen until

Yvane Wiart @YvaneWiart Université Paris Descartes – USPC Lecturer Yvane Wiart is a lecturer at the University of Paris – Descartes. A health psychologist, she specializes in attachment and its neurobiology, in their implications for the management of stress, emotions and their direct consequences on physical health. In this context, she focused on the links between stress and cancer. She also works on psychological abuse, including in the family

Andres Pumariega University of Florida Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Pumariega is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Miami. Dr. Pumariega did his psychiatry residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. His child and adolescent fellowship was a combined program of Duke University Medical Center and Children’s Psychiatric Institute at John Umstead Hospital in Butner, North Carolina.

John Warner UT Southwestern Medical Center Executive Vice President, Health Affairs After leading UT Southwestern University Hospitals as CEO since February 2012, John Warner, M.D., was named Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs, as of March 1, 2018. As the EVP, he oversees the UT Southwestern clinical enterprise, which encompasses the delivery of care to more than 100,000 inpatients and approximately 2.2 million outpatient visits annually at UT

Richard Metcalfe Swansea University Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science I am a Lecturer in Human and Exercise Physiology within the Applied Sport Technology, Exercise and Medicine (ASTEM) Research Group. I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh in 2010, and subsequently completed my PhD at The University of Bath (2010-2015) under the supervision of Dr Niels Vollaard and Prof Dylan Thompson. I joined Swansea University in

Ayse Cinar University of Dundee Senior Researcher, Health Coaching, Dr. Cinar is a dentist and an internationally accredited ICC (International Coaching Community) coach. Dr. Cinar was assistant professor at the School of Dentistry, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen (2009-2015). She recently has been the course director for “Patient Focused Coaching and Communication” 2011-2014, at the University. She holds a Ph.D. and DSci. from the University of Helsinki, Finland

Enrique Acevedo Correcol General Manager Enrique Acevedo is the general manager of Colombian broker Correcol, based in Bogota, Colombia. Enrique spent his entire career at Correcol, rising through the ranks in administration and sales until he was elected general manager in 1999. He holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School in the United Kingdom.

Reto Toscan Swiss Re Chief Executive Officer of elipsLife Reto Toscan has been Chief Executive Officer of elipsLife since March 2011 and part of the Swiss Re Group since October 2011. In his current role, Mr Toscan is overseeing the development of business in Europe as one-stop shop for all risk products for corporate customers. elipsLife became wholly owned by Swiss Re in October 2011. Prior to Swiss Re,

Laura Haynes University of Connecticut Professor of Immunology Dr. Haynes’s laboratory is interested in how aging influences immune responses, especially to infectious diseases such as influenza and bacterial pneumonia. They investigate the mechanisms involved in specific age-related changes in the immune system. They are also interested in how these changes influence the generation of protective immunity following infection or vaccination. Their goal is to be able to improve

David Healy Aetna International Vice President, General Manager for Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) David Healy is the General Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa for Aetna International, a leading global diversified health insurance and care benefits company David is responsible for expanding the company’s international business in the EMEA region, which includes international health benefits and health management solutions. Before taking on the role of General Manager

Cesar Ruperto P. Ong Lacson & Lacson Insurance Broker Data Protection Officer Cesar Ruperto P. Ong is a young professional who started his career as a Risk and Compliance Associate in a highly regulated renewable energy and mining industry. He then moved to the government as a Technical Assistant of Legal Affairs, directly reporting to the Head of the Agency specializing on due diligence, contract reviews, procurement, and

Jim Watt EPIC Regional President Southwest Jim is responsible for the executive management and leadership of EPIC’s operations in the Southwestern United States. Jim is also a member of EPIC’s Operating Committee. With over 30 years of experience in the design, communication, administration and funding of employee benefit plans for startups to Fortune 1000s, Jim is well versed in the many facets of human resources. His expertise in

Amyn Murji Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, Vanderbilt University Ph.D. Student in Microbiology and Immunology Amyn is currently getting his PhD as an experimental immunologist in the department of Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University through the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center. One aspect of Amyn’s work relates to the application of chemical biology and structural bioinformatics principles to the design of immunogens capable of eliciting protective antibody responses against target antigens.